Closet Organization Systems

Closet Organization Systems

 – Ah . . . the proverbial problem that we all have which is too much stuff and not enough storage space! While the answer of ‘just organize’ seems like an easy solution, there are so many options when it comes to a closet organizing system. In fact, just Googling closet organization systems yields over 1.5 million search results. No matter what your budget is, there are a variety of easy steps to take to help in your quest to organize and create more space.

The most important thing to understand is that there is no one size fits all solution. Meaning that you everyone can’t go out and purchase the same closet organization system and make it work with every closet. Whether you have a tiny closet or a magnificent walk-in wardrobe area, the key to it all is organization. It’s easy to get inspired by looking at closet organization systems especially if you are on Pinterest.  But, implementing a closet organization system is a whole other ball of wax.

Organizing doesn’t just apply to clothes.  You can easily implement organizing systems into linen closets, the kitchen pantry and other closets within the home. Everyone’s dream is to have a spacious closet with custom built-ins to easily organize clothes, shoes and other miscellaneous. Many dread the topic of closet organization, but in reality the most difficult part of reorganizing a closet is getting started. The ideas vary on the best way to tackle a closet organization project with the majority of closet organizing experts suggesting that the first step is to remove everything from the closet! While others work section by section to tackle closet organization. Here are a few tips and tricks to help in your quest for closet organization.

Closet Organization Systems

Trouble Spots

Closets are infamous for having “trouble spots”.  While the trouble spot may vary from one location to the next, here are a few examples:

• Organization of shoes
• Ironing board storage and space in which to use the ironing board
• Collection area for dirty clothes
• Miscellaneous items such as belts, hats and scarves

Wasted Space

Wasted space is also a key problem in most closets. For most, it’s the upper shelf that isn’t easily reachable without a step stool or ladder. While it provides for additional real estate, it also can be a pain to access. If you can figure out a way to maximize the poorly utilized space, then you will find that it is space gained that you would not have otherwise utilized.

Get Creative

Knowing what space you have to work with is the best homework you can do before beginning your closet organization project. Pay attention to measurements and product details. In addition, you can add color and color coordinated storage solutions easily. Many closets are boring and white.  But, if you think outside the box and add color to it then it will reach an entirely new dimension. Shoe organization can be easily accomplished in a variety of ways.  One easy and inexpensive way is to utilize crown molding as a shoe rack. Shower curtain hooks can double as purse holders and many other items can aid in creating the ultimate goal of an organized closet. Another great way to create space is to purge items. While it’s nice to have a variety of choices, it doesn’t make sense to hang onto things that are taking up space and never being worn. The general rule of thumb is that if you haven’t worn or used the item within a year, then purge it!

Adding the Finishing Touch

Most don’t think of putting the finishing touches on a closet space or decorating it. Little things can make the difference though. For instance, you can change out the lighting, add a cool rug or hang up some artwork.

Use these tips and tricks to create a neatly organized closet which can make your day a little brighter every time that you walk into the space. Additionally, it can also impress buyers when you put your home on the market.

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Rick Toney

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Rick Toney Is A Seasoned Real Estate Professional With Over 25 Years Of Real Estate Experience, Writes A Weekly Real Estate Blog And Is A Principal of Blue Moon Realty Group And Mesa Realty Advisors. Blue Moon Realty Group Is A Residential Redevelopment Company Specializing In The Purchase And Renovation Of Older And Physically Distressed Homes (Flip This House Boston). Mesa Realty Advisors Is An Affordable Housing Developer Specializing In The Redevelopment Of Existing Low-Income Housing Properties. Rick Is A Certified Public Accountant (CPA - Retired) In The State Of California, A Certified Property Manager (CPM - Retired) And A Real Estate Broker In The States Of California (Retired) And Massachusetts.

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